JHG Texas Academic Nursing Scholarship
Quality healthcare in Texas faces a major problem. The Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies reports on a critical shortage of Registered Nurses (RNs):
“By 2030, the supply of RN FTEs is expected to grow by 35.4% to 271,667, while demand will grow by 53.8% to 331,638, leaving a deficit of 59,970 RN FTEs. Based on these projections, 20% of the projected demand for RNs in 2030 will not be met.”
This projected shortfall of 60,000 RNs in Texas has been reported repeatedly in the press. The availability of nurses is critical to the capacity of the hospital health care system during normal times and especially during a pandemic, as any shortage of RNs staffing a hospital affects its capacity.
A primary reason for the shortage of RNs with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is that over half of student nurses at TWU, UTA, and DCCCD are financially needy. To help overcome the shortage of RNs in Texas, JHG Texas has awarded 43 JHG Texas Nursing Scholarships since 2017 at highly ranked TWU, UTA, and DCCCD Colleges of Nursing and to the Foundation for CHOICE to highly qualified, but financially needy student nurses that could not otherwise afford the cost of pursuing a BSN. Nine of our JHG Texas Nursing Scholars have already graduated to enter into the health care workforce and there are many more to follow. Our current five-year plan calls for the cumulative total award of over 200 JHG Texas Nursing Scholarships.
100% of all scholarship funds awarded from the JHG Texas Fund for Nursing Scholarships flows through to JHG Texas Nursing Scholars to help cover their costs of tuition, fees, books, and nursing supplies without deductions for fundraising costs, or corporate expenses such as salaries, rent, etc.
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For detailed information about the JHG Texas Nursing Scholarship Program, please click on the links below: